With top-ranked schools, affordable homes in well-kept neighborhoods, and easy access to nearby Atlanta, Alpharetta, Georgia, offers lots of appeal for singles, families and retirees. Why is Alpharetta consistently named one of the happiest cities and top communities to live in in America? Here’s a closer look.
Alpharetta has a population of 64,000 with an average family size of 2.74. It has been a popular spot, growing its population 13.9 percent between 2010 and 2016. The median age is 37.
The population includes 66 percent white, 10 percent black or African American, 14 percent Asian, and 10 percent Hispanic residents.
Housing in Alpharetta
There are just over 24,000 housing units in Alpharetta, with a median household income of $100,487 and median house value of $344,100.
Located just 26 miles northeast of Atlanta, Alpharetta features multiple bus lines with routes into the city. If you’d rather drive, there are several highways that run though Alpharetta, including SR-400 (known as the Alpharetta Autobahn), SR-9, SR-120, and SR-140.
Alpharetta is part of the Fulton County school district, the state’s 4th largest school system, with 96,000 students. Within Alpharetta, residents are assigned to one of several elementary, middle and high schools based on home address.
The Alpharetta Parks and Recreation Department maintains more than 700 acres of land and facilities, including 20 recreational sites and 4 indoor facilities. In 2017, the parks system was a finalist for a Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation presented by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.
Alpharetta is home to national brands and locally owned businesses. The five largest employers are ADP, Inc., Mckesson Information Solutions, Verizon Business Network Services, Hewlett-Packard Co., and Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions. There are 4,789 businesses in the community, employing 80,504 people.
Alpharetta residents enjoy many area malls and attractions and annual events, including Taste of Alpharetta, the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival, Alpharetta Arts Streetwalk, and weekly food truck gatherings and farmers’ markets.
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